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calls for justice meet a violent response police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at people protesting the police killing of a black teenager in the u.s. town of. the first batch of trucks from a russian humanitarian convoy is finally at the ukrainian checkpoint ready to go check for ourselves what's inside. and what the ceasefire and to expire soon fears grow over a new suffering report on one palestinian man who's been turned to mute after being held for a month in israeli detention. the
world's top headlines live from moscow international with me rory sushi i thank you for joining us today let's get straight to our breaking news for you this hour fresh protests over the police killing of a black teenager this in the u.s. town of focus and it's all been met with a heavy response from security forces who have again used tear gas reports also coming in that several journalists have been arrested in the meantime a curfew has been extended into a second night following a week of demonstrations against the police crackdown on these mostly peaceful protests let's cross over there live right now if you are. going to bring us up to date here this eleven pm way you all good evening to you volunteer back on the streets again can you take us through what's happening well larry up until now would have been hard to imagine a moment where we would have to report in helmets from the streets of missouri but unfortunately this scene here is becoming. stream li resembling to
a war zone just an hour before another night of a curfew is about to begin here in the streets of ferguson and chaos yet again have been breaking loose where police have been firing much more tear gas than in previous nights sound cannons were used to l. rads we know that at least one protester was injured journalists were arrested and then released certainly lots of. tear gas was used when some families were still out with children out on the streets people are questioning why this violence is taking place an hour before the main hammock you can see behind me there is police in heavily heavy military gear and certainly they have not been hesitating to get quite violent with the protest of course all of this comes after the killing of eighteen year old unarmed michael brown by a police officer now it has to be said just about an hour before right now we were standing on a street corner between protesters and police and police were issuing threats to
journalists saying get out of the way get out of that you're in the middle of a crossfire and we will shoot if you don't move so certainly the situation is quite hectic several nights in a row is including today our journalists have been tear gassed and you know just extreme may have been rumbling on the streets it remains unclear why this continues to be the approach of law enforcement here on the ground where really all the protesters and local firms in missouri are demanding is justice and accountability in the killing of michael brown or not is an associate of missouri thanks for that now the people of ferguson not backing down apparently despite law enforcement officers being to the teeth well talk to mark mason an archivist from the occupy movement he believes the militarization of the police is a very large danger. what we have now on the streets these are not police these are paramilitary troops you go to central america and sure kind of are in the same thing but i cannot overemphasize that i am old enough to see of
very very frightening transition in the united states where the militarization of the police is a movement by. the owners of this country in the last twenty thirteen one year the u.s. pentagon donated more than four hundred million dollars almost a half a billion dollars of military grade equipment to lease departments in the united states that's one year alone almost half a billion dollars of material they are not trained to use this material they don't know what they're doing with it and we should not have paramilitary troops not on the streets of ferguson and not in the streets of central america either this is clear violent state suppression of dissent. good to have you with us today the first of almost three hundred russian trucks destined for eastern ukraine are
at a border checkpoint right now that through it took three days numerous hotels and a great deal of uncertainty for kiev to finally accept that the convoy was indeed carrying only aid for the vehicles on the go the very last inspection. an option i went to see for yourself exactly what's inside the big rigs. these sixteen trucks from the russian humanitarian convoy are the first to reach the russian ukrainian border they are now pocs here literally meters away from donetsk is right in a border checkpoint you know today the cargo these trucks carrying has only been inspected by the representatives of international red cross and now we're going to do the same i'm going to pick up trucks and the city is going to open it for us. military to see what is clear is this truck is going. because the boss.
resume were simply carrying it wasn't thought it wasn't going well book wait. it's buckwheat and their bags are just in case anyone suspects it's guns and munition or something else like weapons of mass destruction. it is tells me that each bag is fifty kilograms and there are one hundred sixty bags here which means a tool to hold. eight tons and this is he tells me the maximum of what they struck can carry where these trucks are now ready to cross the border to deliver its humanitarian cargo to those in eastern ukraine who are in desperate need the driver we have been able to speak to here told me that there will be two more inspections at the checkpoint from the russian and from the ukrainian side and after that security will be the major challenge for these tracks as the convoy is
supposed to travel through regions in eastern ukraine where clashes are still continuing. right now r.t. russian here kryten border. or another convoy is heading for the struggling population of eastern ukraine of course suffering from nonstop attacks the ukrainian army is i mean to set the connections between the two largest cities here we're talking about lugansk and don't yet scope of there in order to do so though they're trying to take control over dozens of small towns and villages on the road connecting the two hobs right there in fact in the museum scope of just missed it is just going away and he government fighters are managed to destroy though one of the rocket launchers the army uses to shell the area and also in it also came under fire as well many houses being burned now arguably the most important town is my key because of its proximity fuse who don't yet so it's basically as close as you can get to the city without actually being in the city itself of fighting there doesn't stop even at night half the town has already been very badly damaged or if
the army succeeds don yet school be completely blocked from the only humanitarian corridor or left of cities or thora whose have already warned people that the water supply is being cut off there's no electricity in many districts food and drinking water only comes every few days on top of that bombs and rockets fall down constantly killing dozens and destroying what little people have. is ensure that the sort of similar interests are consistent just first thank you for the photo for that this was a good look at a way to. know if you want to spoil try to that's the trouble that i was just going over to the military when they go to the location of this i know you guys for a while so you know you're you're only allowed enough already. growing cities to move. and on the diplomatic front some progress has perhaps been made in an attempt
to resolve the ukrainian crisis after a two month hiatus top diplomats of germany france ukraine and russia have been giving direct talks another try details now from berlin with artie's peter oh. well after five hours of what seemed to of being quite tough negotiations at times we heard from frank walter steinmeier the german foreign minister saying that some progress had been made he talked about what had been discussed in this meeting between the foreign ministers of germany france. and russia now he said that they were looking at how to up border security from the russian ukrainian borders also they spent a lot of time discussing the ongoing humanitarian disaster in the east of the country in the ended by saying this all of the foreign ministers will be reporting back to their relevant to their own presidents and heads of government and that they would be pushing for more negotiations in the future in terms of what we've
heard from other representatives at these meetings the ukrainian foreign minister pablo claim can he tweeted as he was driving away that it had been five hours of very tough negotiations but that it would take perhaps five times not before any real steps were taken towards a peaceful diplomatic solution to the crisis in the country and with regards to russia so again allow for over now he's it's eight am local time here in central perlin he's going to be running through what he took away from this meeting it does seem though that there have been some steps taken forward but there's a long way to go before any real framework for peace is put in place and these negotiations look set to continue for a long while yet. and there is still no word about a missing russian photo journalist has issued a warrant. but the interior ministry asked not to be ball third with questions on his whereabouts while he went on see we're closely monitoring developments we're
posting all of our updates on our website. well still to come on the program here in. the u.s. steps up its offensive in iraq american warplanes support forces in an assault on the country's largest. us while the british prime minister calls for even more involvement in the fight against jihadists. and a bolt from the blue we explore how humans have domesticated thunderbolts triggering them with a click of a button for the sake of science so. you
can jump in anytime you want. eugenics but eugenics vulgarized darwin science and punishment for an uncommitted crying i was just one of them could be innately feeble minded still today for the few i don't know why. but i still don't know why genetic improvement through forced sterilization the basis for nazi ideology don't stop at just sterilizing and now go to the point of death. for years rarely discussed.
till now really rather not talk about that right. sweden or finland to bring deep to join nato that would provoke some sort of free action on the part of russia at least a far as far as the military calculus is concerned none of what faces humanity east the west north and south lawn of it can be solved by military means or fighter aircraft or satellites or nuclear weapons military is outdated it should go like cannibalism and slavery and child labor it doesn't belong to civilization to kill each other. there was very interested because all it dropped out of the sky rohrbach a little would shift across a few degrees. of the circle and
a speed but you know just astronomical speeds. those who want to get involved to stop isis in iraq are allied with isis in syria but we still should be doing everything we can to support the free syrian opposition who will continue to provide military assistance and advice to the iraqi government and kurdish forces as they battle. terrorist. international thanks for joining us on this monday morning large crowds of palestinians marched in gaza on sunday against israel's military offensive over a month of conflict has already claimed nearly two thousand palestinian lives and left many more scarred both physically and mentally. harry fear has the story of
one man who's been left literally speechless. the loft from the northern west bank is still unable to speak properly or move his legs following twenty eight days of israeli detention the thirty year old was returning home having attended job interviews in the united arab emirates when he was arrested at the crossing point between jordan and the west bank which is in part controlled by israel almost a month later he was released into palestinian jurisdiction in a critical condition with his medical records withheld doctors say when he arrived at the hospital he was rigid unable to move his wife says he could move nothing by his eyes and appeared to be dead or a kid i was here the freight for him his the type who can't handle insult and humiliation can you must have been a very difficult experience for him he's an extremely sensitive person and he does not except in subtle humiliation. a high flying computer engineer who is apparently
a normal health until his arrest doctors say he was injected with unknown substances that shocked his system sending him into a comatose state then the patient was given his detention which are known to us that the hospital presents his symptoms of stroke and he was strictly his lawyer says israel claimed he was a member of hamas and supported the movement something his father vehemently denies and i know my son he doesn't. remember any association even but even how much he was happy even anybody and he just seeing these thirty years. just get with his home with his family with his war with his job until a few days ago it was mute and unconscious now able to mumble words he took hours
to tell his father he did allegedly undergone harsh treatment forced into stress positions and kept in total. leisel ation in what he called a black hole all of that period i didn't see him i did didn't allowed me to see him or even those see him a field research or for an israeli human rights group says the evidence suggest mark was subjected to treatment that exceeds israel's own redlines it seems that he was broken psychologically africa did from the atmosphere of detention from where we deal with him no one from the israeli prison service or army was available to respond to these serious accusations but a spokesperson for the defense ministry said no one is ever detained without a security matter connected to them one of the victim's neighbors visited him at the hospital he too alleged he been arbitrary targeted at the same crossing ten
days ago i was on my way to saudi arabia and they sent me back from the border this is another example of the daily abuse and it was on people not just for their being the palestinians without having committed any crime. investigator abdul karim says israel stepped up its policy of restrictions since the beginning of the recent gaza conflict sometimes if you didn't get it two hundred to three hundred besson deny access and this is i think just collective punishment moth's case although on usually severe highlights the tight control that israel's army and ministry of defense have of the palestinians freedom of movement both inside and while returning to their own occupied territory the message from palestinians here is that it's not just the blockaded gaza strip that is at the mercy of israel's security apparatus harry fear auti the occupied west bank. now many more stories
for you right now on our web site. for example because we posted it you might use it but should you trust it reports about wiki pedia. side of the world's most popular online encyclopedia. and more than one point three million photos have been taken from the international space station. about four hundred kilometers from the earth's surface for you right now. now on the program the u.s. has stepped up its ad strikes in iraq carrying out the largest military operation since the official withdrawal of troops in twenty eleven american warplanes have targeted the positions and vehicles of jihadists helping kodesh forces to retake control of iraq's largest. important facilities supplies water and power to the north of the country and was seized by islamic state militants earlier this month
in the midst of managed to take over large areas of iraqi territory in the north and declared a caliphate. the u.k. prime minister has called for a broader security response towards the threat posed by the islamic state he claimed humanitarian efforts are not enough to cope with the issue and using british military capabilities to end the caliphate sociologist an expert on iraq danny says that british involvement in support of rebels in neighboring syria is actually spurring on the jihadists in iraq. this is something. the british government should have thought about. when it started funding arming the various groups in syria said to you over ten billion pounds were spent about fifteen billion dollars and some estimate psyches. and within the context of syria would figures are not available but certainly britain spent tens of millions of
pounds on the page talk to a disabled i sit here basically i make it open to all these terrorist organizations these terrorist organizations were created used and used by by the west and that was including including britain. and as the british leader calls for more involvement in iraq let's have a look at how the previous campaign there or how much it cost the u.k. for example there were forty six thousand british troops deployed to the country and about one hundred eighty of them were killed by the government expects to spend two point five billion pounds but the actual cost could turn out to be three times higher than that most of the spending went to the military with only just about five percent of money actually going to the aid efforts are as good as some other headlines from around the world right now a time pakistan tens of thousands of antigovernment protesters have taken to the streets of the opposition announced a forty eight hour ultimatum to the current prime minister nawaz sharif to resign.
pakistanis not to pay taxes or utility bills a police estimating around fifty five thousand people of occupied the center of the capital as part of the protests i. in the liberian capital look quarantine center for ebola patients has been attacked and looted by a crowd claiming the current epidemic is a hoax at least seventeen patients reportedly escaped all ten of those were taken away by their families and the attackers sparked fears the deadly virus could now spread further in one of the country's worst hit areas. in indonesia thirteen more survivors have been found including crew members and a tour guide after a tourist boat sank to foreign nationals still missing more than a dozen people were on board the boat when it hit a coral reef and sank off the east coast of indonesia the founder of the wiki leaks whistle blowing service julian sun will be giving
a press conference today from inside the ecuadorian embassy in london it's two years since he took refuge in knowing that he'll be arrested if he steps outside investigative journalist and a friend of us. says the conditions he has to endure a worse than a prison. never speculated to be such a long time and it's absolutely outrageous that he has been in the wood remembers you for more than that actually more than two years because he entered the embassy on june nineteenth two thousand and twelve so his human rights are being violated and the situation must come to an end it goes without saying that this of course is from a fact for the well being of the three jewels to be in an enclosed space and not being able to be outside this is even worse comes to the condition in most prisons at least people get at least one hour. a day he hasn't been out of the
side for more than two years. thunder and lightning for centuries mankind has been amazed as well as terrified at the threatening beauty of this natural phenomena but these days it has now been domesticated now we can even replicate a strike at any when he is on the track. shooting thunderbolts at the click of a button. that takes something as tall curvy and alien looking as these three hundred tons of capacitors and wires deep in the woods and who cares that it's decades old when it can do this. this monster machine split second output is enough to power a city like moscow twice over but it's not there to kick out power stations hollywood effects maybe no but it could save your life. we use it to test the
impact of lightning on things like aircraft if a plane a struggle by a thunderbolt in could cause a disaster here we're testing models to make sure the planes are properly protected and the designers know where to place the vital equipment one such test means at least a couple of thousand zaps the longest lightning zigzag ever produced here was over two hundred meters no surprise then that the home of man made thunderstorms has become a magnet for fans and tourists and i think i was the luckiest. it's finally dark outside and now it's only a matter of this which. you. have to train go r t. what a recap of our breaking news this hour here on r.t. international law police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators who are
back on the streets voicing anger over the police killing about a black teenager in the u.s. town of ferguson missouri what you're seeing right there the very latest pictures we just received from our t.v. dio agency ruptly reports at least one protest protesters just a meanwhile the curfew has been extended into our second night following over a week of demonstrations against the police crackdown on the right. coming up on r.t. off of a short break sophie shevardnadze talking to the former defense minister of canada who claims it could be time to get ready for an intergalactic war if you're watching us in the u.k. you're going. to genetics but eugenics vulgarized darwin science punishment for an uncommitted crying i was never the least of them for believing in eighty feebleminded still
today for the few i don't know why. but i still don't know why genetic improvement through forced sterilization the basis for nazi ideology don't stop at just sterilizing yet again and now go to the point of death. for years rarely discussed . till now really rather not talk about that right. those who want to get involved to stop isis in iraq are allied with isis in syria and we still should be doing everything we can to support the free syrian opposition we will continue to provide military assistance and advice to the iraqi government and kurdish forces as they battle these terrorists.